Abstract: In Talk About Beliefs, Mark Crimmins claims that de re belief reports are not nearly as common as they are generally thought to be. In the following paper, I take issue with this claim. I begin with a critique of Crimmins’arguments on behalf of the claim, and then follow with an argument on behalf of the opposing claim: that de re belief reports are indeed quite common. In defending this claim, I make some observations about the nature of tacit reference, a phenomenon central to Crimmins’account of belief reports.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Mind & Language|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language